Instructional Design & E-learning Assistant Certificate – Introduction to Fundamentals   


  42 hours on-demand video

  3 modules



The instructional design and e-learning assistant introduction to the fundamentals is a 42 hour 3-module course that introduces the concept of Instructional Design and how to assist in online course development.   It targets individuals who work in graphic design and would like to make a transition to designing for e-learning, and those who have previously worked in or are presently working in the field of education in how to assist the instructional designer and e-learning technologist in the fundamentals of creation and updating of course curriculum in this age of rapid design. The course can be taken on its own, for those who want to know more about ID work, or as part of the certificate.

Topics include:

– What is instructional design?

– What is the difference between e-learning and instructor led, face-to face learning?

– The difference between synchronous and asynchronous courses

– Revisiting Bloom’s taxonomy

– What is an LMS?

– Objectives and Course Outlines

– This is the first course in a 3-course certificate and capstone program.

    Note:  Upon completion of all three 42-hour courses and capstone, individuals would then qualify to take the FTI exam.  


    The Instructional Design and E-learning Assistant Program teaches those interested in developing online courses in education and training, what these terms mean, and how to apply them to online learning.  In this certificate program, you will learn what it means to be an Instructional Design Assistant and how to apply these skills to enhance your career and learning of the field of educational technology and training. 

    The quarantine during the COVID pandemic made us re-evaluate the way we view and deliver education.  Last minute, teachers and school boards were scrambling to get courses online and students in attendance.  In doing so, the quality of education took a nosedive leaving people to wonder whether online learning is actually worth it — can students actually learn online?   

    The answer to that question is “Yes — if the migration from face-to-face classrooms to online platforms is done properly.  The migration of course materials to online platforms, during the COVID pandemic was done in a “just in time” or “need to know” way.  In truth, when presenting course materials in an online environment, there is a process that needs to be followed to create a quality educational experience that can be just as rich as the instructor-led classroom. 

    New terms such as Instructional Design, Instructional technology, LMS (Learning Management System), Synchronous and Asynchronous learning began to pop up in regard to both education and training.  But what do these terms mean and how do they relate to learning? 



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